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Friday 18 October 2019

Family of jailed car firm chief Ghosn in plea to UN

Lawyer of Carlos Ghosn's family, François Zimeray, gives a press conference in Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Lawyer of Carlos Ghosn's family, François Zimeray, gives a press conference in Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Ania Nussbaum

The family of former car executive Carlos Ghosn will seek assistance from a United Nations human rights group to secure his release from jail.

His detention in Japan has involved violations of UN norms, including dehumanising conditions, no access to family and frequent interrogations without an attorney present, lawyers representing Mr Ghosn's wife Carole and his four children said at a press conference in Paris yesterday.

The family is appealing to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for help.

"This isn't an action against Japan, it's an action for human rights," said Francois Zimeray, a lawyer for the family.

"The family had hoped that reason would prevail, that right would prevail."

Mr Ghosn (64) has been in jail since November over accusations of financial crimes.

Bloomberg

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